Reuters reported on news Antonella Barba survived for another week on ‘American Idol’ in spite of several racy photos of the New Jersey native. “If a sex tape of Antonella makes the Internet she could win this competition … now that would be rather humorous,” said entertainment news blog Bumpshack following the show.
No ‘American Idol’ Cameo For Jackson
March 1, 2007 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “Michael Jackson is in the news. Michael Jackson is denying rumors that he’ll be appearing on ‘American Idol’. But Jackson says he will be appearing on ‘To Catch A Predator’.”
Rabbi Boteach: Jacko Famous For Not Being Normal
February 26, 2007 – Michael Jackson’s former rabbi Shmuley Boteach is again sounding off on the pop star, according to Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com. “Michael’s manager used to say my mistake was wanting to make Michael normal to save his life, but he is famous because he’s not normal,” Boteach explained. “These people are so obsessed with being famous they don’t know what normal is and it’s sad. They need to be helped.”
Friedman: Broke Jackson Family To Tour Again
February 23, 2007 – Sources tell Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com that Michael Jackson has agreed to do a tour with sister Janet and his brothers. On Monday night, sisters Janet and Rebbie, as well as Jermaine, Randy, Marlon, Tito and Jackie, visited Michael on Monday, waiting between 30 and 60 minutes before the nanny Grace Rwaramba let them in the singer’s home. Read more.
Michael Jackson Checks Out Prince Gig In Las Vegas
February 21, 2007 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports that Michael and pal Chris Tucker sneaked into Prince’s show following the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas on Sunday (February 18). Friedman writes, “Jackson is interested in Prince’s current run of shows at the Rio Nightclub, part of Harrah’s, where the Purple One has installed himself for a long schedule at his own 3121 Club. Jackson, of course, would like to do the same thing, maybe with a Club Thriller.” Read more.